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YLR: Insurrection and the Law

Jul 29, 2020

Why has President Trump dispatched Federal Officers , often in plain clothes, into cities?  Focused on cities run by Democratic mayors?  Under what circumstances can a president dispatch the military to use police power over civilians?

YLR: Your Evolving Right to Bail

Jul 15, 2020

Our system of Bail has evolved from where someone would await your trial in your stead to make sure you showed up,  to where you posted money to make sure you showed up, to where you posted money to make sure you showed up and everyone else stayed safe.  Come the pandemic, the jails could not remain so crowded or infected persons would spread the virus -- first among themselves, then spread to the rest of the community.  How does this affect bail?  Pretrial release?  Public Safety?   

Tonight, a special crossover episode Of Your Legal Rights And KALW’S popular Philosophy Talk -- the program that questions everything ... except your intelligence.  

We are simultaneously facing a pandemic and massive social unrest. we all find ourselves entangled in moral dilemmas; so, we have assembled a group of guests-philosophers, attorneys, analysts-who are professionally engaged in examining the ethical and legal problems that now confront all of us.

Just how are this 20 year old murder case, the death of George Floyd connected?  The interaction of bias -- conscious and unconscious -- the media, the mega trial, and our evolving perception of justice.

Civil Unrest or Redress Grievances

Jun 3, 2020

A series of protests embroil the entire country following another killing at the hands of a police officer.  Some are outraged by the loss of life, others by the destruction of property and civil unrest that followed.  

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to profound changes in the way our system of justice resolves disputes in myriad arenas -- whether the release of prisoners from jail or the suspension of trials in most civil, family law and criminal cases -- and not all for better.  How do these changes effect you now?  What changes are likely to survive after the pandemic has passed?  Joining YLR host Jeff Hayden is emmy-nominated legal and political commentator Dean Johnson, and author and attorney James Bostwick who handles catastrophic injury cases.  Questions for Jeff, Dean and Jim?

Coronavirus in the Workplace

Apr 15, 2020

The Coronavirus has led to sweepig changes in law of the workplace, all of which are designed to soften the impace of COVID 19, keep wages coming in and keep businesses alive.  Tonight, co-hosts Jeff Hayden and Dean Johnson welcome employment attorneys Margaret Grover and Thomas Lenz.

Sitting in for Jeff Hayden is Emmy-Nominated Legal and Political Commentator Dean Johnson.   Joining Dean tonight, author and attorney James Bostwick, represents plaintiffs in catastrophic injury cases in the genres of negligence, personal injury and medical malpractice in this state and others.  

(Note: in this brave new world of remote hosting, this broadcast suffered from poor audio quality at times.  Thank you in advance for enduring it if you listen!)

How do I start up, promote and sustain a small business?

Mar 11, 2020

How do I start up, promote and sustain a small business? What is the first thing that I should do? The next?.... Guest host Emmy nominated legal commentator Dean Johnson, welcomes Heather Sapp and Robert Wyman, to walk us through a step-by-step process of forming a business and making it legal.  Keeping it small, what will we need to know?  Questions for Dean and his guests?  Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

Your Legal Rights: Impeachment. What's next?

Jan 15, 2020

As Congress votes to present long-awaited Articles of Impeachment, who wins?  How will a Senate trial play out?  What shadow is cast upon the upcoming congessional and presidential elections?  Host Jeff Hayden welcomes Dean Johnson, Emmy-nominated commentator/analyst on both legal and political matters. Questions for Jeff and Dean? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Criminal Law: New Treatment Regimes?

Dec 18, 2019

  For December 18th, our last broadcast of this year, 2019, YLR considers the changing criminal law and penalty paradigm. We move from mass incarceration towards treatment, as specialty courts guide implementation of the new treatment regimes. My guests include San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Mark Forcum (ret.) and Dean Johnson, Emmy-nominated commentator on both legal and political matters. Questions for Jeff's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

  Your Legal Rights reflects on Bay Area's "Trial of the Century" Phenomenon, pausing to reflect on the year just passed, with not one but two trials that have been labeled “Trial of the Century” in both media and legal circles.  We welcome three guests this Wednesday who recently and successfully defended one such case, that of Tiffany Li, and can recount their shared experience. We welcome Geoff Carr, Carr Yeley & Associates, Redwood City CA; May Mar, Law Office of May J Mar, Redwood City CA; and Lauren Potter, Law Office of Lauren Potter, Redwood City CA. Co-host: Dean Johnson.

About one year ago, we gave you a program all about redemption, second chances, and clearing your criminal record.  Tonight's show picks up there.  The legislature has opened up new avenues to help restore people – many of whom were neither convicted, or even charged, with criminal offenses – to the status they might have had, but for an accusation or arrest.

With the events in Washington, D.C. today -- how can we not bring up impeachment?

YLR host jeff hayden is joined by Dean Johnson, an emmy-nominated commentator on legal and political matters and a former prosecutor.

  The second of two parts of the discussion: Are we in the midst of an impeachment, a coup d'etat, or something else?  Tonight, YLR host Jeff Hayden welcomes Dean Johnson, an Emmy-nominated commentator on both legal and political matters, and Jamal H Anderson, now serving as s Deputy San Mateo County District Attorney; prior to becoming an attorney, Jamal worked for a number of Elected Officials in Washington DC. Questions for Jeff' and his guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

  Are we in the midst of an impeachment, a coup d'etat, or something else?  Tonight, YLR host Jeff Hayden welcomes Dean Johnson, an Emmy-nominated commentator on both legal and political matters.  Questions for Jeff' and his guest? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

We have the Mueller Report: Now what's next?

Apr 3, 2019

  We have the Mueller Report: Now what's next? Your Legal Rights host Jeff Hayden welcomes Dean Johnson and Jamal Anderson. Emmy-nominated commentator on both legal and political matters, Dean Johnson practices criminal defense and civil litigation. Deputy District Attorney, San Mateo County, Jamal Anderson worked ten years in Capitol Hill, including aide to Nancy Pelosi transitioning from Minority Leader to Speaker. Questions for Dean and Jamal? Please call YLR toll-free 866-798-8255.  

 YLR topic: A state of emergency; reboot the shutdown government? Executive authority? Something else? Program Host Jeff Hayden, certified criminal law specialist, California Board of Legal Specialization, welcomes guests Dean Johnson and Jamal Anderson.  Emmy nominated commentator Dean Johnson  analyzes both legal and political matters on both television and radio, practices criminal and civil litigation in state and federal courts, and is the founder of pundit network (www.punditnetwork.com).  Jamal Anderson currently serves as a Deputy San Mateo County District Attorney.

2019 The Presidential Year Part One

Dec 26, 2018

  YLR host Jeff Hayden welcomes Dean Johnson and Jamal H Anderson. Continuing shuffle of staff and even cabinet members? Extensive ongoing Russia investigations, government shutdown, new-majority Democratic house? Which are truly important legal and political developments? To those who join us from home or in the coming year, what will this mean? Your own good questions for Jeff's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

SCOTUS ROUNDUP

Oct 10, 2018

  Host Jeff Hayden welcomes Dean Johnson for Your Legal Rights' updated report on US Supreme Court combinations and expectations. Qustions for Dean and Jeff? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.  

What is right with this picture?

Jul 11, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh is nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court: What is the process next, and what differences will it make? Host Jeff Hayden welcomes Dean Johnson. Emmy-nominated commentator on processes legal and political, Mr. Johnson practices criminal defense and civil litigation. Questions/comments for Dean and Jeff? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Can the US President Pardon Him/Her Self?

Jun 13, 2018

Is the US President Constitutionally empowered to pardon him/her self? Your Legal Rights host Jeffrey Hayden welcomes specialist in criminal defense and civil litigation Dean Johnson. With attorney practice at Redwood City, California, Mr Johnson summarizes his career through webpages at deanjohnsonattorney.com. Questions for Dean and Jeffrey? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.